YouTube Music is a music service launched by YouTube to offer YouTube customers a premium streaming service.
Get maximum exposure for your music: YouTube Music gets your music in front of more than a billion users on YouTube. YouTube Music pairs your song with your album cover art (YouTube calls this an “Art Track”) and you earn money when those Art Tracks are streamed on YouTube. With a reach of one billion unique users monthly, YouTube Music gives you the power to connect with more fans worldwide.
An Art Track is an automatically generated YouTube version of a sound recording. An Art Track consists of the sound recording, the album art, and metadata about the recording, such as its title and artist name. To learn more, please see how YouTube describes an Art Track here . Even if you have your music videos already on YouTube, adding YouTube Music gives you broader distribution and access to an additional income stream.
Artist information found in Topic channels is typically pulled from Wikipedia and Musicbrainz, TuneCore is unable to edit this information.
Go Live Time
It takes 1-2 weeks for content to go live in YouTube Music.
YouTube Music Territories (Where Music Sells)
YouTube Music is available in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States
How YouTube Music Sells Your Music
Does YouTube Music sell your music via?:
YouTube Music sells your music via the creation of Art Tracks. Art Tracks are available to either free or premium users on YouTube.
Pay Rate (How Much YouTube Music Pays You)
There are no up-front or annual subscription costs associated with distributing your release to YouTube Music (or any other store in our Social Platform catalog). Instead, will retain 80% of all revenue generated through this platform, YouTube Content ID, TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and Reels.
When a subscriber streams your music, you get paid a proportionate share of YouTube Music's subscription revenue per month calculated on terms set out in TuneCore's blanket agreement with the store (this usually excludes streams during a subscriber's free trial). Payments will fluctuate each month, depending on the amount of subscription revenue generated and how often your music was streamed.
GOOD TO KNOW: We've built our TuneCore Music Publishing Administration to get songwriters (the person or entity that controls the copyright to the lyrics and melody of the composition) all their royalties from sales and use of their compositions around the world. To learn more about the additional separate royalties you earn as a Songwriter, see our Publishing Administration Help section.
Please note: As part of their previously announced plan to merge Google Play with YouTube Music, as of March 2020 all content that has been, or will be, delivered to Google Play will also become available at no additional cost on YouTube and YouTube Music.
TuneCore artists who have distributed their music to Google Play Music but prefer it not to be on YouTube Music can take down their music at any time.
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